5 Year Cheddar Cheez-Its

This DIY version of the classic snack cracker has a sharper, more intense flavor than the original.  Using our famous 5 Year Cheddar as the main ingredient, these homemade crisps will have you coming back for more! 

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt (if using table salt, use half the amount)
  • 8 ounces 5 Year Aged Vintage Cheddar, finely grated
  • 8 ounces heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling


1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 375 degrees F.  
2. Whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together in a medium bowl.  Toss cheddar with dry ingredients until well combined.  
 3. Stir in cream, mixing with a flexible spatula until dough forms. Transfer to a lightly floured surface, knead until pliable and smooth, then divide in half.  
4. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a roughly 15" by 11" rectangle, no more than 1/8" thick.  
5. Transfer each to a parchment lined, half sheet pan, then cut into 1" squares using a pizza cutter.
6. Whisk egg, yolk, water, and salt together in a small bowl.  Brush over prepared dough, then sprinkle with additional salt to taste.  Press a small indentation into the center of each dough square with a skewer or chopstick.
7. Bake until golden brown, about 24 minutes.  Cool to room temperature and enjoy immediately, or store up to 1 month in an airtight container at room temperature.


Recipe adapted from Serious Eats

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